Two days ago we saw Sony rolling out 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update for all three devices Sony Xperia S, SL and Acro S. By God’s grace 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is welcomed by users as it’s a major update which removed almost all bugs of previous buggy 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.
If you haven’t updated to 6.2.B.1.96 firmware yet, check our post below and see the good reviews of users in comments.
Xperia S,SL,Acro S 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Rolled – Major Update fixed 1080p HD Video Lag, Volume Up button bug.
Official Changelog from Sony on 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update
Just now Sony has officially released a changelog of 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update for Xperia S, SL and Acro S which matches from what we posted on our recent post. Sony accepted that initial build of Jelly Bean firmware for all these three phones had some bugs which are fixed now 🙂
Check below the snippet of Sony’s changelog.
Source – Sony Blog
Above changelog from Sony matches almost from changelog made by Xperia Guide.
Below Changelog from us, made on 23 August 2013
- 1080p HD Video Lag is fixed now 🙂
- Volume Up button lag fixed.
- Long pressing Home button launches Google Now.
- AnTuTu score has increased to 8917 from 8380 ( in Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update ). – It’s not a changelog, but still reporting it.
- Pressing home button twice launches recent apps and small apps.
- Screen not lightning bug fixed.
- All camera bugs fixed.
- 2G slow connectivity bug fixed for us.
- No Stamina Mode yet :/ Only Extended battery mode added as before.
- Wi-Fi working fine in India, can’t say about Syrian users who were complaining a lot.
- 686 MB RAM available, no increase. But more FREE RAM now 🙂
- MMS pictures bug fixed.
- Home launcher not redrawing anymore, please wipe data for it.
- No lags in keyboard, it’s good now.
- Camera app taking a bit time to launch.
- Camera Focus improved as compared to Jelly Bean 6.2.B.0.211 firmware update.
- No more false warning of Stamina Mode when battery reaches as low as 14%.
- Music Unlimited update app in Walkman now.
- No Heat issues till now.
- Multitasking improved a lot, no lags.
- Battery drain issues fixed for us, yet testing it for more better result.
To download this new 6.2.B.1.96 firmware update ftf files for manual flashing, check link below.
Download 6.2.B.1.96 firmware ftf files for Xperia S, SL , Acro S
6.2.B.1.96 firmware update is stills seeding and it is seen that Xperia SL users have not got this yet, well wait soon it will be released 🙂
let us know if you are still facing issues with your Xperia S, SL, Acro S in 6.2.B.1.96 firmware Update. Drop your comments, we will get back to you…
Please post the link for XSL ftf as soon as you get it!
i used the link above, it worked on my XSL 🙂 and i rooted it using doomLord’s instructions..works great!
Please jb for sl (6.2.b.1.96) .ftf generic world..
install FTF the xperia S and then applying BuildProp Editor at Play Store rename the xperia xperia S SL and change all LT26i by LT26ii, and it is restarted again and Xperia SL NOT LOSE 1.7 Ghz , sTILL BEING USEFUL, NOT UNDERCLOCKEA to 1.5 Ghz
Is it possible to flash 6.2.B.1.96 directly from 6.2.B.0.200 without B.0.211 update
yes it is very well possible 🙂
Xperia SL 6.2.B.1.96 FTF link has been updated in post, All XSL users, please check it here- https://www.gizmobolt.com/2013/08/23/xperia-sslacro-s-6-2-b-1-96-firmware-rolled-major-update-fixed-1080p-hd-video-lag-volume-up-button-bug/
The one that is posted is Singapore. Most of us are looking for world.ftf 🙁
im from the philippines, i used the link Anurag Kumar posted, it worked fine in my XSL..and rooted it by the way.. credits to Anurag Kumar.. 🙂
thanks man! no problem in my XSL..!
i will install just WORL.ftf on my SL.
Wifi still doesn’t work!!!!Have to put it on airplane mode. Even after net install in unlocked SIM free phone:-(
i had that problem also after updating my XSL, i found out that it was my router that needs a reboot.. 🙂 try rebooting /restart ur wireless router..
i did a factory reset and everything, nothing worked..only the router reboot solved my prob…just give it a try.
Working great on my Acro S! Best thing is that the home screen re-draws are gone! That’s the think I hated most about this phone.
More free RAM, too. Not sure if the battery lie is better, yet, though.
I got the .96 update for XS , I am in Syria , all bugs were solved except the wi-fi issue , it is the same , I cannot use wireless link unless i put the phone on the Airplane mode … thats a failure to suvh a company like Sony … i decide to sell that phone and try another brand …
Sometimes when i turn on my sl, “Android is upgrading 1 to 200” appears!!!!!!
today when i was charging it, when battery was 72% i unpluged charger, the RED led on top of the device still turned on for some hours!!!!
and this ROM is slower then .211
lt26ii, 6.2.B.1.96, rooted, unlocked boot loader
help me plz for first issue
my call log is lagging too much…
Re install firmware once again.
its working fine..
when Xperia SL will get 4.2.2 update…any idea…
MY XPERIA SL keeps on restarting……..
HI Mr ANURAG
I have been using xperia acro S lt26w since 1-1/2 yr. worked very fine. just a month ,while using face book it hanged.
phone works fine with sim,s internet but hangs ,freezes when u switch on the wifi.
I have tried repair thru PC companion, showed it at the local market , wrote to sony,,nothing happened.
when it hangs ,, it gives msges like ,, unfortunately android .com, google.com, settings.com etc has stopped working.
Need ur help n guidance
Thankyou n kind regards